Pastor Gabriel Imoukhuede inducted as Superintendent of CAC Living Water DCC

Regional Superintendent of CAC Medaiyese Region, Pastor Gabriel Aboderin administering the induction rite 

By Oluwagbenga Bankole 

On Sunday, June 9, 2024, the Authority of Christ Apostolic Church, Nigeria and Overseas, inducted Pastor Gabriel Oba Imoukhuede as the Superintendent of CAC Living Water Districts' Coordinating Council (DCC), Medaiyese Region, Jabi, Abuja.

Pastor Imoukhuede, who was transferred from Kuje DCC, succeeded Pastor I. O. Afolabi, the erstwhile Superintendent of Living Water DCC.

The induction rite was administered by the Regional Superintendent of CAC Medaiyese Region, Pastor Gabriel Aboderin, who represented the church authority.

The event was a historic moment, with members and clerics of Living Water DCC gathering to witness the occasion. It was a memorable day, marking a new chapter in the DCC's journey."

Biography of Pastor Gabriel Oba Imoukhuede

Pastor Gabriel Oba Imoukhuede was born on a Friday, August 8, 1960. His father, Elder Joseph Babalola Imoukhuede, was a product of the 1930 miracle works of God by Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola. Gabriel hails from Uzawa Quarter, Iye Otuo Owan East LGA, Edo State, Nigeria, while his mother, Mabel Oparogun Bob-Egbe, hails from Ugwangwe, Ode-Itsekiri, with his maternal grandmother from Koko, both in Delta State, Nigeria.

His stepmother, Deaconess Veronica Ekpediose Imoukhuede, took him up at the age of three. He credits her training manual for shaping him into the person he is today, teaching him not to accept "NO" for an answer, to plan and stay focused in life, to always tell the truth, avoid eye service, and to be outstandingly disciplined and contented.

Pastor Imoukhuede attended St. Luke's School, Adankolo-Lokoja, between 1967 and 1973. By 1973, he completed his primary education and was admitted into Babalola Memorial (CAC) Grammar School, Odo Owa, Kwara State. Under the spiritual mentorship of Pastor Olu Arijesudade and the academic encouragement of Principal Chief D.A. Adeseko, he was inspired to attain his PhD. Chief Adeseko famously stated, "I will not rest until you are addressed as a Doctor."

Pastor Imoukhuede briefly diverted to journalism training at the Observer Office in Ilorin under the late Chief Asaju. The UP Free Education Policy opened a gateway for mass production of teachers, resulting in the establishment of five Colleges of Education. He benefited from this program at the College of Education, Igueben, and the Institute of Education, University of Benin, which opened further opportunities for him.

After completing his NYSC in 1983/84, Gabriel proceeded to the University of Jos, where he earned a B.Ed. in History (combined honours). He then obtained his M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies and PhD in Curriculum Studies from the University of Abuja, as well as an Advanced Diploma in Public Administration from the University of Abuja and a Post Graduate Diploma in Theology from ECWA Theological Seminary, Karu Training, Nigeria.

He moved through various levels within his assembly, progressing from one assembly to a district, then to a zone, and finally to DCC with 13 districts.

Pastor Imoukhuede voluntarily retired from service as an Assistant Director of Education after securin VP/Administration roles in five different secondary schools and working in the Inspectorate in FCT Abuja.

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